Careershifters blog

From Landscapes to Wagging Tails

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“I was good at my job, but I was exhausted. I barely saw my husband, let alone my friends. I had to take stock.” Now Janet Reading's swapped her 80+ hour a week job for her own business, but not without a fair amount of emotion along the way. This is her story.

What Is Fulfilment – And How Do You Find Yours? Four Approaches You Can Use From People Who've Discovered Theirs

Fulfilment

Aristotle, Buddha, the Stoics… the greatest minds in history struggled with the idea of fulfilment. And now, somehow, you’re supposed to find it. Where is it? What does it look like? How will you know you have it? Natasha shares four strategies (and four special stories) for creating fulfilment in your life right now – and in your future career.

From Planning to Teaching

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“The more money I earned, the less happy I felt.” When Christopher Harris had an unexpected bereavement, he knew he couldn't waste another minute in an unfulfilling career. So, he went back to university, rediscovered his love of learning, and after a long, challenging career change journey, is feeling energised again. This is his story.

From Engineering to E-commerce

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“I enjoyed the work... but there wasn't really anything creative about my role. This was the missing link for me.” So Beth Elsdon braved some rocky financial times to set up an online craft marketplace – bringing what she loved into her career and getting the flexibility she was after. Here's how she did it.

From Osteopathy to Elves

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“I decided that unless I gave it a go, I would always wonder what would have happened.” Emily Beckloff loved her day job but also had a burning curiosity to see if she could turn one of her other passions into a side business. Here’s how she navigated vulnerability and choke hazards to make her dreams – and those of children all over the world – a reality.

From Events to Support Work

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“I'd become disillusioned... I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life.” Fed up with the waste he saw in his industry, Ian Rowlands cut back his expenses to allow him to move into work that finally felt right for him. Here's how he did it.